Sam Torrance Takes Scots Count to 23 at Gleneagles

PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles

The Johnnie Walker Championship, 26-29 August, is the final qualifying event for The 2010 Ryder Cup and 27 of the top 50 on the current European Ryder Cup Ranking will be in the field - each looking to seize their final chance to claim vital Ryder Cup points, or catch the eye of Captain Montgomerie and his Vice Captains as they ponder the three wildcard picks.

Former Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance has been invited  to play in The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, taking the number of Scottish golfers challenging for the title to 23 of the 156-man field.

The 23 pretenders include the likes of Tournament Chairman and current Ryder Cup, Captain Colin Montgomerie; Sam’s fellow invitee, George Murray; and 2007 Champion, Marc Warren, the only Scot to date to have won the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

Fans will be also be looking forward to watching Stephen Gallacher, who played well in the US PGA Championship and also finished tied fourth in The Barclays Scottish Open; Richie Ramsay, who won his first Tour title in South Africa earlier this season; and the 1999 Open Champion, Paul Lawrie.

There will be stiff international competition at Gleneagles for the Scots as, joining the 2008 and 2009 Champions, Grégory Havret and Peter Hedblom, will be no fewer than 90 players with wins on The European Tour including America’s Todd Hamilton, the 2004 Open Champion.

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